R.E.A.L. Independent Schools, Ilkeston offer full-time school placements for youngsters with complex additional needs.
R.E.A.L. Independent Schools Ilkeston is located in the town of Ilkeston, Derbyshire and offers full-time school placements for boys and girls with complex additional needs aged between 7-19. We aim to provide a service that meets the needs of children and young people who are particularly hard to place, and for whom traditional avenues of engagement have been exhausted.
We provide each student with the tools required for independent life skills and the world of work. Our core belief is that we can re-engage learners whose previous encounters with education have been unsuccessful, disrupted or have broken down, with a curriculum that is rich in functional literacy, numeracy and ICT set alongside a wellbeing support package customised to each individual’s needs and personal circumstance. Our vision is to ensure that these vulnerable young people will be provided with a clear pathway to develop key independence and employability skills. To enable this to happen we have linked with a range of business, commercial and training partners to provide opportunities for students to be gradually exposed to real life working environments.
Our school placements provide local authority decision makers with an alternative to costly out of county placements that can leave young people disconnected from their local communities. Our aim is to start from where the child currently is in their learning and embark on a bespoke learning journey. Our pedagogy is built on many years of experience within special and mainstream schools, special educational needs services, and local authority Education Otherwise than at School (EOTAS) provision.
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